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Jonathan Silverman
01-05-2010, 06:45 PM
What % of BW is lifted in a pushup?


Stephen Sullivan
01-05-2010, 07:24 PM
Get in a pushup position and put your hands on a scale it should give you a pretty good reading.

Steven Low
01-05-2010, 09:32 PM
55-65% or so.

Depends how top heavy you are.

Garrett Smith
01-06-2010, 05:32 AM
Just the right amount.

Mike ODonnell
01-07-2010, 08:16 AM
What Steven said above (plus I would bet it is not a constant force as you increase the body's angle coming up). Put your feet up on something to get more from it, or wear a weighted backpack/vest.